The laws and rules may be obtained on the Council’s website at www.MyFloridaLicense.com > Our Businesses & Professions > Community Association Managers > Statutes and Rules.
A license is required when an individual receives compensation for management services when the association or associations served contain more than 10 units or have an annual budget or budgets in excess of $100,000.00.
The applicant must be at least 18 years of age, file a complete application, submit electronic fingerprints taken through a FDLE approved vendor, complete 18 hours of CAM approved prelicensure education, pay the appropriate fees, be of good moral character and pass the state examination.
Yes, if you are applying for Initial Licensure by Examination. At this time no other applications for this profession are available through the online services.
The total fee paid with your application is $223.50:
If you request a refund a refund form must be completed and submitted to the Department for approval. The application fee is non-refundable and refunds can not be issued after 3 years from submission of payment to the Department.
The list of approved pre-licensure education providers can be found online at www.MyFloridaLicense.com > Our Businesses & Professions > Community Association Managers and Firms, then under the Applicant Information section, or at this link: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/documents/cam_pre_prov.pdf.
Yes, applicants are authorized to take the pre-licensure course by correspondence or online as long as it is through an approved pre-licensure education provider.
Per Section 468.433(2)(d), Florida Statutes the exam must be passed within 12 months of completing the pre-licensure education to obtain a license. (This includes any re-take exam)
No, there is no provision to extend the examination more than 12 months after the completion of the pre-licensure education. Section 468.433(2)(d), Florida Statutes mandates the pre-licensure education shall be completed within the 12 months prior to the date of the examination.
For information about fingerprinting, please visit our fingerprint FAQs.
The vendor reports the results of the examination within 48 hours. Once a license number is issued the license is automatically printed and mailed. Your license information will update immediately on our website.
Persons who have been convicted of a crime may apply for a CAM license. Each application will be reviewed on its own merit to determine if the good moral character requirement has been met, which is defined in Rule 61-20.001(5). Supporting documentation showing all the disposition of all charges and / or all sanctions has been satisfied should be submitted with your application.
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Central Intake Unit
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0783
If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please contact the department’s Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395.
CAM licensees shall adhere to standards of professional conduct as part of the duties of the licensee. This is defined in Rule 61E14-2.001, Florida Administrative Code.
Community association management can be applicable to mobile home parks, planned unit developments, homeowners associations, cooperatives, timeshares, condominiums, or other residential units, which are part of a residential development scheme and which are authorized to impose a fee that may become a lien on the parcel.
A community association manager license is not applicable to the management of apartment buildings, commercial property or single-family dwellings. There is no state license for a property manager, but a real estate license may be required. General information regarding property management field is available from http://www.allpropertymanagement.com/propertylaw/property-management-law-in-florida.html
Chapter 468, Part VIII, Florida Statutes, does not require a board of directors to hire a licensed CAM. The board of directors as a whole is the entity responsible for operating and managing the community association. The board members and officers can perform management services without hiring an outside manager and without obtaining a license, provided they receive no remuneration or compensation.
Yes, if you have an online account set up. Visit our website at www.MyFloridaLicense.com > Licensee Login. The main address and license mailing address can be changed online for all license types. You can also change your telephone number and email address here.
Three types of addresses have been established to support your needs: main, license mailing, and license location.
Main Address - This address is the primary address on file.
License Mailing Address - This is the address where the mail associated with a particular license will be sent (if different from the main or license location addresses).
License Location Address - This is the address where the place of business is physically located.
An example of the use of different addresses:
If Jane Doe is a contractor that works for ACME Builders, she may have 3 different addresses listed in her profile. Her main address would be the address of ACME Builders' corporate headquarters. Her license mailing may be her home so she doesn't have to visit the office to pick up her mail. Finally, her License Location would be the address of the ACME Builders’ local office where she works. If Jane Doe worked independently, she might have only one address on file (Main Address) as her office is the same place she wishes to receive her mail.
You may submit the change in writing or by fax to:
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Central Intake Unit – License Maintenance
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
All community association managers’ licenses expire September 30 of even numbered year. To renew you must complete the required 20 hours of continuing education and renewal fee of $105.
You may petition for reinstatement of a null and void license if you failed to renew your license due to illness or economic hardship. (You will have to provide proof of hardship.) If the council denies reinstatement, you will be required to reapply for licensure as a new applicant, including pre-licensure education. However, you will not be required to take the state exam again.
Yes. If you do this during the renewal cycle you will need to indicate going to inactive status on your renewal form and submit an inactive renewal fee of $105.00, no continuing education is required for the renewal into an inactive status. If outside of the renewal cycle you may submit a request along with your original license and a change of status fee of $15.00.
You must complete the required 20 hours of continuing education and submit the appropriate form with a $25 fee.
Yes, as long as they were completed during that renewal cycle.
All licensees who are initially licensed as a CAM for 24 months or less prior to renewal are exempt form CE renewal requirements. Those licensees will be responsible for meeting CE requirements at the end of the next renewal cycle. The term more than 24 months means being licensed 24 months plus one day.
All community association manager licensees must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 20 hours of instruction that are 50 minutes each, during each license renewal period, which shall include the required hours at an approved legal update seminar.
The 20 hours of continuing education shall be comprised of the following:
Providerships expire May 31 of every odd numbered year. A continuing education provider initially approved during the last 90 days prior to May 31 of an odd numbered year shall not be required to reapply as a condition for renewing provider status.
Continuing education courses are valid for 24 months from the date of issuance. Continuing education providers must reapply to course approval within 90 days from the expiration of the 24 month period.
Pre-licensure education provider status shall be valid from the date of approval until May 31 of the next even-numbered year.
Contact the department’s Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or file a complaint online at www.MyFloridaLicense.com > File a Complaint.
Contact the department’s toll-free unlicensed activity complaint line at 1.866.532.1440 or file a complaint online at www.MyFloridaLicense.com > File a Complaint.